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Limited Warranty for LORENTZ Photovoltaic Modules BERNT LORENTZ GMBH & Co. KG (hereafter referred to as “LORENTZ”) provides for the Photo- voltaic Modules (hereafter referred to as “PV Modules”) — LA series — the following limited warranty. 1. Extent of Warranty A) Limited PV Module Warranty LORENTZ warrants the PV Modules to be free from any defects and/or failures as specified below for a period not exceeding two (2) years – for PV Modules with peak power less than 40Wp (according to product information) outside EU territory: one (1) year – from the date of sale to the first consumer customer (“Customer”): defects and/or failures due to defective materials; defects and/or failures due to defective manufacturing; non-conformity to specifications due to faulty production and/or inspection processes; and cracking of the front glass surface due to foreign objects inside the glass. Note: This limited warranty shall not apply to cracking of glass caused by external shock from flying objects or by external stress. If LORENTZ determines that the relevant PV Modules fail to conform to this warranty, LORENTZ shall repair or replace the defective PV Modules at its sole discretion. BERNT LORENTZ GmbH & Co. KG Heidekoppel 16 | D-24558 Henstedt-Ulzburg | Germany Tel. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 0, Fax. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 29 www.lorentz.de v080901 – 1/4 – Warranty LA series B) Limited Power Output Warranty LORENTZ warrants that: if, within ten (10) years – for PV Modules with peak power less than 40Wp (according to prod- uct information): within five (5) years – from the date of production the PV Modules exhibits a power output of less than ninety percent (90%) of the original minimum rated power specified 1 at the time of delivery , or if, within twenty (20) years from the date of production the PV Modules exhibits a power output of less than eighty percent (80%) of the original minimum rated power specified at the time of 1 delivery – not valid for PV Modules with peak power less than 40Wp (according to product in- formation) –, LORENTZ will deliver additional PV Modules to balance the missing power output, or repair or replace the PV Modules, or compensate for the loss by an equivalent method at LORENTZ’s sole discretion if LORENTZ traces back such a loss of power to a degradation/loss in performance of the cells. 2. Warranty Exclusions PV Modules must not be used for applications that connect to the utility grid. Otherwise war- ranty and liability void. No claim based on this limited warranty may be asserted after the applicable warranty period. The time for repair or replacement of the PV Modules or for the delivery of additional PV Modules or im- plementation of equivalent methods for compensation shall not extend the original terms of this limited warranty. Even when discovered within the applicable warranty period, defects and/or failures shall not be cov- ered by this limited warranty, when caused by devices or parts other than the PV Modules or by mounting methods of such devices or parts; an inappropriate methods not conform to the PV Modules specifications, installation manuals, grounding manual, operation manuals, or directions given on the labels attached to the PV Modules; inappropriate or defective inappropriate installation, such as wrong wiring, or any other inap- propriate handling; inappropriate maintenance and control or remodelling, whether intentional or not; 1 The relevant power output values shall be those measured under standard measurement conditions 2 as follows: light spectrum of AM 1.5; irradiation of 1,000 per m ; and a cell temperature of 25 °C on a system calibrated by LORENTZ in accordance with IEC 60904. BERNT LORENTZ GmbH & Co. KG Heidekoppel 16 | D-24558 Henstedt-Ulzburg | Germany Tel. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 0, Fax. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 29 www.lorentz.de v080901 – 2/4 – Warranty LA series transfer from the original place of instalment; repair works not in accordance with LORENTZ’s instructions; inappropriate handling during transportation or inappropriate storage; use on mobile units like vehicles, vessels, etc.; external accidents such as fire, explosion, and civil disorder; natural forces, Acts of God or force majeure events and other unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond LORENTZ’s reasonable control including, but not limited to, earthquakes, ty- phoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic activities, floods, tsunamis, lightning, snow damage, etc.; smoke or other pollution, salt damage, acid rain, etc. Any alteration, damaging, removal, or other changes leaving the serial number or identification plate illegible or obscuring the identity and date of production of the product, will void this guarantee. This limited warranty covers only the transportation cost for reshipment of any repaired or replaced PV Modules to the applicable location, and does not cover the transportation cost for return of the PV Modules to LORENTZ or LORENTZ’s agent and costs associated with installation, removal, or rein- stallation of the PV Modules. 3. Warranty Performance This limited warranty is applicable only to Customers who have purchased the PV Modules directly from LORENTZ or from an authorized agent of LORENTZ. To qualify for this warranty adequate documentation is to be presented to prove that the PV Modules were purchased from LORENTZ or such agent. In your application for warranty coverage LORENTZ or LORENTZ’s authorized agent must be pro- vided with the PV Modules’ model name, the serial number located on the PV Modules’ label attached to the backside of the PV Mod- ules at the time of production, and a detailed description of the defect and/or failure. Dismounted framed PV Modules shall become the property of LORENTZ. LORENTZ shall have the right to deliver a different type of PV Modules (different in power, size, shape, and/or colour) if LOR- ENTZ has discontinued production of the PV Modules in question at the time the warranty claim is accepted. This limited warranty is transferable to a new owner of the location only if the PV Modules remain in- stalled at the location where first installed. BERNT LORENTZ GmbH & Co. KG Heidekoppel 16 | D-24558 Henstedt-Ulzburg | Germany Tel. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 0, Fax. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 29 www.lorentz.de v080901 – 3/4 – Warranty LA series 4. Warranty Limitations This limited warranty is expressly in lieu of and excludes all other explicitly indicated or implied warran- ties including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and all other obligation or liabilities on the part of LORENTZ, unless such other warranties, obligations or liabilities expressly have been agreed upon in writing by LORENTZ. LORENTZ shall have no respon- sibility or liability whatsoever for damages or injury to persons or property, initial or consequential, or for other loss or injury resulting from any cause whatsoever arising out of or relating to the PV Modules including, without limitation, any defects and/or failures in the PV Modules or from use or installation. LORENTZ shall not be liable under any circumstances for any incidental, indirect, punitive, or conse- quential damages, howsoever caused. LORENTZ’s aggregate liability shall not exceed the value of the PV Modules which is the subject of a claim or dispute. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on warranties or the exclusions or limitation of damages. Accordingly, the above exclusions or limitations may not apply. These warranties give Customer spe- cific legal rights, and Customer may also have other rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. 5. Validity This limited warranty shall be valid from 1st September 2008 and shall apply to the above mentioned PV Modules sold to the Customer from this date. This limited warranty shall be valid until a new edition is issued and published in writing. BERNT LORENTZ GmbH & Co. KG Heidekoppel 16 | D-24558 Henstedt-Ulzburg | Germany Tel. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 0, Fax. +49 (0) 4193 7548 – 29 www.lorentz.de v080901 – 4/4 –
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